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Lake West is a residential neighborhood situated on the west side of Dallas, Texas. The neighborhood has a seniors living complex and rehabilitation and assisted living facilities located here, several schools nearby, and a commercial area at the intersection of Singleton Boulevard and North Hampton Road. A library and community center, as well as restaurants and shops, are also located here. All facilities and services are within easy walking distance for Lake West residents. 


When walking in Dallas, be sure to be prepared for extreme heat during summer months. Many pedestrians choose to take their pets out earlier or later in the day to avoid the hot, dry conditions that occur in the middle of the day. Spring months have more moderate temperatures, but thunderstorms can be severe and occur frequently. Winters also experience moderate temperatures and light jackets are usually sufficient although cooler temperatures and freezing rain can occasionally occur.

Terrain in Lake West
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TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
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Flat
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Lake West is located between Canada Drive on the north, a railroad on the south, and between Hampton Road on the east and Westmoreland Road on the west. This diverse neighborhood has single-family homes with well-landscaped properties, apartment buildings, a housing complex with multi-family residences, seniors living and rehabilitation facilities, schools, a lake, parks, and a commercial area. The terrain in Lake West is flat and there are sidewalks with grassy berms on residential streets.The sidewalks and berms provide safe, level walking surfaces. 


There are trees and lawns on private properties, in parks, institutions, and school properties in the region, providing shade and greenery. A creek runs through the western section of the neighborhood and terrain in this area is more variable and vegetation thicker along the natural ravine. The train tracks to the south of Lake West are not a pedestrian-friendly area and you and your pet should avoid the tracks when walking.

Greenways in Lake West
0 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Dallas have an average of:
12 Greenways
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On the west side of Lake West, a creek and ravine provide a natural area with trails. Trails in this region are not maintained and conditions can vary depending on the weather conditions, so use caution.

Fish Trap Lake Park features a lake and the 1.4-mile Fish Trap Lake Park Loop. This trail is paved and loops around the lake. The trail is shared with joggers, cyclists, and inline skating enthusiasts. Watch out for other users, keep your dog leashed, and bring supplies to clean up after your pooch. 

Kingsbridge Park is also located in the neighborhood along a smaller body of water and the Fishtrap Lake Trail winds through this park as well, crossing over the water at a picturesque bridge. This park is fairly open with only a few shade trees, so wear a hat and make sure your dog is not overexposed to sun and heat.

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